Australia – Aid arrives in Pakistan

The first delivery of AusAID stores for those affected by the recent flooding in Pakistan has arrived by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17A Globemaster in Islamabad.

Now that the stores have been unloaded, they will be distributed to areas as determined by the Pakistan National Disaster Management Authority.

AusAID spokesperson Suzanne Edgecombe said the AusAID stores delivered by the ADF will benefit more than 10,000 families affected by the natural disaster.

“The arrival of much needed aid stores to the people of Pakistan demonstrates the coordination and commitment of a number of Australian Government agencies,” Ms Edgecombe said.

“AusAID will continue to liaise with the Pakistan Government, UN partners, Defence and other key stakeholders within Australia to ensure we provide the most effective response to this disaster.”

Press release
Ministerial Support and Public Affairs,
Department of Defence,
Canberra, Australia

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